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Poster: PrAz Date: Jan 30, 2006 8:26am
Forum: etree Subject: Steve Kimock shows for beginners?

can anyone direct me towards Steve Kimock (and or Steve Kimock Band) shows for someone who has never heard his music?

thanx

long live LMA

This post was modified by PrAz on 2006-01-30 16:26:43

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Poster: zawinulherb Date: Jan 31, 2006 7:35am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Kimock shows for beginners?

i'm kind of a kimock beginner myself. i have two of the shows off direwolf's list, 4-18-02 and 10-1-05, which i think is the most downloaded kimock show right now. the former has kimock with rodney holmes as always as well as alphonso johnson (he played bass on some killer weather report recordings 74-76) and mitch stein on other guitar. the latter has reed mathis on bass from jacob fred jazz odyssey, a real sick player, and robert walter on keys. both shows are amazing. somebody correct me if i'm wrong, the 02 show probably has more kimock "standards" "staples" what have you. the current incarnation is more funky with walter in the band. both are awesome, you can't go wrong with either.

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Poster: samson Date: Jan 31, 2006 9:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Kimock shows for beginners?

First show I got of Steves was with the Marijuana Jazz Band. Blew me away then and still does today!

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=6258

Once you get yer fill of all these great suggestions, expand a little...Steve played great sets with Fareed Haque, SCI, and Pete Sears too!
Enjoy!

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Poster: Ahbleza13 Date: Jan 31, 2006 12:31pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Kimock shows for beginners?

check out 9/30/05 Austin, TX...10/01/05 next night in Dallas...10/31/05 is right on too...i truly dig this particular incarnation of SKB...all 4 occupy well articulated space within the overall framework of musical structure within the known {and sometimes unknown} universe...

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Poster: spinyn Date: Jan 31, 2006 6:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Kimock shows for beginners?

I agree the 12.9.05 Boulder Fox Theater show is outstanding. I like it better than the NYE show I just purchased (but I do recommend buying some SKB music now and again).

When Kimock first left Phil and started KVHW, he had the most incredible tapers who followed him for several years taping shows. They had a technique in which they would set up mics on stage, with Kimock's permission, and the tapes they made were the best non-soundboard recordings I ever heard. It was like you were standing right there at the lip of the stage.

That continued for quite a while, even after KVHW when it became the SKB, until Kimock finally decided there would be no more taping from the stage. He is still taper-friendly but those special tapes are no more. Every once in a while, Kimock seems to let Charlie Miller put out a matrix (like 12.9.05) and those are to treasure.

Kimock works the same tunes a lot but I never get tired of them. Each version is like a snowflake, different than the rest. Heck, any show with "Cole's Law" works for me...I love that tune! Steve just gets better and better all the time. His tone is just so beautiful always. He is a severely underrated cat who deserves recognition beyond "jam band" circles.

Mark from NOLA

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Poster: PrAz Date: Jan 31, 2006 7:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Thanks for all the tips

thanx to everyone who has posted stuff on this thread. so far everything i have heard is out of this world (the 2005-12-09 show in Boulder and 20005-01-31 show in nyc are phenomenal in quality and music).

im looking forward to listening to more of steve's work (whether it be with phil and friends or with skb), since, from what ive heard, all spectacular.

thanx again guys

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Poster: nickteller25 Date: Jan 30, 2006 8:58am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Kimock shows for beginners?

Oh boy. You're in for a real treat.

I suggest you start with the latest SKB stuff - '05 and the little '06 that is out there. Look for anything Charlie Miller has recorded or uploaded (he's the official recording engineer for SKB and you can be 100% sure anything with his name on it is dynamite quality).

In my opinion, Kimock is a very exciting artist. He is unique to the scene, a perfectionist of sound quality, and closer to the jazz idiom than any jam guitar player out there. Pristine, crystal clear improvisations, with a focus on clarity and direction. He never sounds lost.

Hope you enjoy. Feel free to e-mail for more info. on this band, I've been following them closely for awhile now:
nickteller25@adelphia.net

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Poster: onemanguitar Date: Jan 30, 2006 9:45am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Kimock shows for beginners?

The above advice is really good. He is one example of a Charlie Miller recoding, and a fantastic performace of the "new" Steve Kimock Band.

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=31993

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Poster: gainesvillegreen Date: Jan 31, 2006 1:12am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Kimock shows for beginners?

Love to see new folks getting turned on. The new line-up shows are great as mentioned above, definitely check out the 12/9/05 Boulder show as well.

For some older SKB, try:
http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=1232

Enjoy!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 31, 2006 1:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Kimock shows for beginners?

a few really really good suggestions spanning the past few years:

04/28/01
02/22/02
04/18/02
11/24/02
02/16/03
02/22/03
03/22/03
11/01/03
03/27/04
09/24/04
07/01/05 (awesome awesome show)
10/01/05

hope you really get into these. they are always near the top of my cd rotation. steve is a phenomenal artist - every lineup he has gives a different sound and always great interplay between the musicians.
ENJOY!!!! :)

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Poster: JodyC Date: Jan 31, 2006 5:17am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Kimock shows for beginners?

Naturally you can look at the most popular shows (option above the listing of shows by year) which is always a safe start. He also had a band called Zero thats on here. Nice stuff, easy on the ears. He also attracts top talent to play with him too (Kimock and Friends).

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